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The page lists companies that make and sell electronics used for powering your track, maintaining your locomotives, passenger cars, and caboose, and for layout construction. Note that not all electronics companies are listed here; only the ones that specifically carry S-scale products, or have indicated that they support S-scale modelers.

American Models

Participates in the NASG's RMC ad
Advertises in the NASG Dispatch
Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site; Whitmore Lake, Michigan

Electronics: transformers, sound boards, parts, wire

Locomotives: steam, diesel, electric (shells separately available), parts, smoke fluid

Rolling Stock: freight, passenger cars, cabooses, parts, trucks, wheelsets, couplers, loads, drumheads

Scenery: figures, fences

Structures: sells Plasticville kits

Track Components: code 148 flextrack, sectional track, turnouts, crossings, rail joiners, bumper, uncoupler, roadbed

Train Sets: passenger, freight

Vehicles: semi trailers; military tanks

This company manufactures just about anything you need to build a complete S-scale layout. If you are just starting out, or if you are looking to expand your layout, be sure to visit this company's web site, and you might also want to order their catalog.

Azatrax

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: track detection circuits, automated-layout controls, relays, Arduino, power supplies, infrared detectors

Track Components: Circuitron Tortoise

Trackside: NJ International crossings, signals, block signals

Central Coast Trains

Contact Info: web site; Atascadero, California

Electronics: Soundtraxx

Locomotives: Lionel, Kadee couplers

Miscellaneous: Soundtraxx installation certified

Rolling Stock: Lionel, Kadee couplers

Scratchbuilding: Evergreen Styrene

Track Components: contact company for current inventory

Crusader Rail Services

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: DCC products

Locomotives: standard-gauge coupler height gauge

Rolling Stock: standard-gauge coupler height gauge; Sn2

Scenery: figures, animals

Structures: Building & Structure Co.; narrow-gauge-specific kits

Track Components: Circuitron Tortoise, Blue Point, Caboose Industries

Dallee Electronics, Inc

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: sound boards, speakers, reversing units, timers, FREDs, LED lighting, circuit breakers, relays, back-n-forth, parts

Track Components: turntable indexer (part #1700)

Digitrax

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: DCC systems, decoders

The web site link above shows all the recommended Digitrax decoders for various S-scale locomotives.

George's Trains

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site; Toronto, Ontario

Electronics: original American Flyer transformers

Locomotives: original American Flyer

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer

Track Components: original American Flyer

Jason's Brass Poles

Contact Info: e-mail; 1337 Laura Drive, Lorain, Ohio 44053 (440) 282-9225

Electronics: trolley poles

Scenery: poles and brass street lights, goose neck station lights, wall-mounted lamps

Owner Brian has sent us a document which lists his inventory. Items are HO- and O-scale, but you may be able to use them in S-scale. click here for the document (PDF).

Lights 4 Models

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Airplanes: airport approach lights

Boats: buoy lights

Electronics: parts

Locomotives: electronics parts

Rolling Stock: FRED, EOT lights

Scenery: sound modules

Structures: LED interior, exterior lights, tower warning lights, sound modules (e.g. church, outhouse)

Track Components: track cleaning pads

Trackside: EZ Line

Vehicles: LED lights, flashers

LogicRail Tech

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: Fusee Pro/M works on S-scale track

Mainline Hobby Supply, Inc

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: DCC, parts

Miscellaneous: tools, various paint brands; airbrushing supplies

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Scenery: Arttista figures

Scratchbuilding: wood sheet goods, strips

Model Rectified Corp (MRC)

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: train control systems

Ngineering

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: LEDs, lighting kit, parts, sound modules

Scenery: sound modules

Structures: gooseneck light kit, sound modules

Although they don't carry S-scale-specific products, they do mention S-scale on their web site, and several of their products can be used regardless of modeling scale.

Nicolas Smith Trains

Contact Info: web site

American Flyer accessories

Electronics: DCC, Lionel transformers, Dallee

Locomotives: Lionel, MTH, smoke fluid, Kadee coupler height gauge

Rolling Stock: Lionel, MTH, Kadee coupler height gauge

Track Components: Lionel, GarGraves, Caboose Industries, Blue Point

Train Sets: Lionel

Pikesville Models

Advertises in the NASG Dispatch
Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

American Flyer accessories

Electronics: Lionel transformers

Locomotives: original A.F., American Models, S-Helper Service, MTH, Lionel, smoke fluid

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer, American Models, S-Helper Service, Pacific Rail Shops, S Scale America, Lionel, their own product line

Track Components: original American Flyer, Tru-Scale, Lionel, MTH

Train Sets: original A.F., American Models, Lionel

Vehicles: various brands

Precision Design Co.

Contact Info: web site

Decals: custom-design

Electronics: Rail Pro dealer; LED lighting circuit board

Miscellaneous: custom-engraved stacking organizers

Track Components: joint bars

Precision Vintage Classics

Advertises in the NASG Dispatch
Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: DCC brands

Locomotives: narrow-gauge detailing parts, Sn3 coupler-height gauge

Miscellaneous: tools

Rolling Stock: narrow-gauge freight car kits, Tomalco Sn3 Parts, Sn3, Sn2, Sn42 trucks & wheelsets, Sn3 coupler-height gauge, box car ends

Track Components: uncouplers, manual switch machine, owns Tomalco Sn3 Track

R.F. Giardina Co. Inc.

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: original American Flyer transformers, circuit breakers

Locomotives: original American Flyer, smoke fluid

Miscellaneous: A.F. repair

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer

Track Components: original American Flyer, Lionel

Rishelham

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site; e-mail

American Flyer accessories

Electronics: wire, AF transformers

Locomotives: AF

Miscellaneous: catalogs, documents, boxes

Rolling Stock: AF

Track Components: AF

Rumbling Rails Engineering

Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: scenery sound modules

S-CAB

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: radio-frequency-based, battery-powered, DCC-compatible system

T & K Hobby

Contact Info: web site; 500 Hall Street, Bridgeport, OH, (740) 633-6607

American Flyer accessories

Decals: alphabet sets, Solvaset

Electronics: wire

Layout Scenery: scenic backgrounds (not S-specific)

Locomotives: Lionel, smoke fluid

Miscellaneous: weathering powders

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel, GarGraves track screws, track cleaning block, Bright Boy, Circuitron Tortoise switch machine

Trackside: backgrounds, Lionel telephone poles

Trains & More, LLC

Advertises in the NASG Dispatch
Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site; e-mail; P.O. Box 1751, Manchester, CT 06045-1751

American Flyer accessories

Electronics: original American Flyer transformers, circuit breakers

Layout Scenery: original AF bridge

Locomotives: American Flyer

Rolling Stock: American Flyer, Lionel

Structures: American Flyer

Track Components: American Flyer

Trainworld

Contact Info: web site

American Flyer accessories

Electronics: DCC brands

Layout Scenery: Lionel bridges

Locomotives: Lionel, Kadee couplers

Rolling Stock: Lionel, wheelsets, Kadee couplers

Track Components: MTH, Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel passenger, freight

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